Revamp plans submitted for Blackpool Tower

PLANS have been submitted to build a new play area, stage and food court in Blackpool Tower.

The alterations, which pending planning permission will take place on level five of the 113-year-old building, will see the old Jungle Jim's replaced as well as other 'internal alterations'.

Tower owner Leisure Parcs is keeping quiet on the proposals but says full details will be released as soon as a planning decision is made.

A statement from Leisure Parcs' operations director Michael Williams confirmed the company had submitted a planning application.

"We are awaiting approval from both English Heritage and Blackpool Council, which should take between four to six weeks."